Which yoga style is right for you?

My studio yoga classes are small and friendly. Movement (flow) is married with breath (pranayama) and postures (asana) to bring about a sense of wellbeing, relaxation and enhanced mind-body connection.

Yoga asana is tailored to suit the individual and use of blocks and other yoga equipment is encouraged to enrich practise. We might use mudras (hand gestures), bandhas (locks) and mantra (voice) to further enhance our relaxation. This is always optional and you are invited to join in with whatever you are comfortable with.


Look inside yourself; everything that you want, you already are
Rumi

Keeping the qualities of Patanjalis 8-Limbs of Yoga, in mind:


  • Yama (self-restraints) – Ahimsa (non-violence), sataya (truthfulness)
  • Niyama (self-study) – Svadhayaya (listen to body), Isvarapranidhana (surrender and trust)
  • Asana – postures
  • Pranayama – breath control – Open and balance pranic pathways
  • Pratyahara – Sense withdrawal (concentration)
The Yamas and Niyamas, remind us to be kind, honest and gentle with ourselves. Listen and trust your body at all times. Be open to any messages that it may wish to tell you. Please let your body and mind guide you in your practise. Avoid comparing yourself with other participants within class. Work entirely at your own pace.

Some benefits you may receive from your yoga practise include:


  • Increased relaxation, flexibility, weight loss, energy levels, proprioception
  • Stronger muscles and bones
  • Improved posture, balance, lung capacity, heart health, sleep patterns, toxin elimination, joint health and mobility
  • Reduced stress, anxiety, pain, blood pressure, emotional frustration
  • Supports digestive, circulatory, respiratory, nervous and immune system
  • Enhanced healthy habits, positive thinking, spiritual growth, involvement in own healing, inner wisdom, confidence, self-esteem, self-worth
  • A sense of tranquillity, calmness and positive well-being
  • Greater creativity, clarity of thought and concentration
  • Balance of mind, body and soul

Hatha Yoga

Movement is married with breath to bring about a sense of wellbeing, relaxation and enhanced mind-body connection.

A slower paced class, where poses are typically held for several breathes at a time, stretching and strengthening body with focus on alignment. Use of blocks and belts is encouraged. All levels welcome online and in the studio.

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Flow Yoga

Dynamic movement and breath work to strengthen muscles, elevate heart rate and build stamina, followed by relaxation.

Challenging yet fun - Prepare to stoke your digestive fire and build up a sweat. Feel stronger, motivated and uplifted. All levels welcome online and in the studio (however you should be able to flow from one pose to the next with relative ease).

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Yin Yoga

Gift yourself some precious time out with focus on gentle, sustainable, deep stretching and find stillness of body and mind.

Longer, deeper, slower stretching of connective tissues (tendons, ligaments, fascia), helps bring about stillness and deep relaxation. Yin yoga poses are typically held for several minutes with use of bolsters, blocks, belts and blankets. Relax and surrender to gravity. All levels welcome online and in the studio.

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Yoga Specials


All of my yoga classes can be packaged up for special occasions and tied into the seasons so that we can celebrate yoga in different ways. Below are just some ideas that I regularly get asked for:

SUP Yoga

Enjoy the ancient practice of yoga combined with SUP boarding as we take our favourite yoga routines from the mat and onto the water!

Improve your balance, core strength and emotional harmony, as your body works to stay stable on the board challenged by wind and tide.
All levels.

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Beach & Sunset Yoga

Refresh your body and focus your mind in the great Devon outdoors whilst enjoying unforgettable views of Bolt Tail and Thurlestone Rock.

Enjoy your practise with sand between your toes. Located at Hope Cove, Bantham and South Milton. *Bring yoga mat/ beach towel*

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Glow in the Dark Yoga

Colourful fusion of dynamic yoga to help build strength and fire within body, followed by restorative asana to calm mind.

Enjoy the glow of rainbow mood lighting and uplifting tunes as your body first builds up some heat, then enters deep relaxation. All levels welcome online and in the studio. (Autumn and Winter only).

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Well Woman Yoga

Embrace the divine feminine within. Feminine yoga is offered to both empower and support women’s health and vitality at all stages of life.

From adolescence and menstruation, fertility and mother-hood, to post menopause, use of asana, mudra, pranayama and meditation enhances the flow of prana, promotes healing and connects with our inner wisdom. All levels.

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Create Your Own Yoga Class

We will work together to tailor a class just for you. Receive full instruction, alignment tips and a bespoke class plan to take home!

Let me know what yoga asana you like, dislike and what you would like to be better at. Tell me your objectives and goals. All levels welcome online and in the studio.

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Pregnancy & Post-Natal

Supporting pregnant and post-natal yoginis in general classes. Relax, stretch and breath with confidence, comfort and support.

If you are pregnant or have recently given birth (min 6 weeks) you are most welcome in all general classes. Full support provided.
All levels.

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Festive Yoga

Invite some Christmas sparkle into your life as we play with poses such as Elf on the Shelf, Candy Cane and Partridge in a Pear Tree.

Enjoy festive inspired yoga in this yule time social event. Delicious mince pies and mulled wine will be served beside a cosy log fire. All levels welcome online and in studio.

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Yule Tide Yoga

Beat the post-Christmas blues between Christmas Day and New Years Eve.

Keep your body and mind moving in the festive season; shake off those cheeky little mince pies and jump into the new year with vitality. All levels welcome online and in the studio.

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Community Yoga

Simply Soulful Yoga is proud to support the community.

Local events take place in Salcombe, Kingsbridge, Malborough and Hope Cove. Simply Soulful Yoga supports the community by providing yoga free of charge.
All levels.

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Laughter Yoga

A unique blend of deep breathing, laughter exercises and child-like playfulness.

Help bring about physical, emotional and mental health benefits such as reduced stress, improved mood, stronger immunity, enhanced resilience with these playful yet powerful techniques.

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One-to-One yoga

Private classes give you the opportunity to have a dedicated yoga practise tailored just for you.

Choose a focus and a time to suit your body mind and schedule. Choose to practise in either our yoga studio, your home, holiday let or business location. or online. Yogi's choice!

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Laughter Yoga Party

Gather 10 friends and enjoy your own bespoke laughter party.

Exclusively for just you and your friends. A unique blend of deep breathing, laughter exercises and child-like playfulness. De-stressing and energising for all ability levels.

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Private Group Yoga

Whatever the occasion there's sure to be a session plan that will meet the needs of your group.

Yoga, SUP, beach activities offer a wide range of yoga styles ideal for groups and all sort of occasions. If you are looking for a really super event in a really super location, then please get in touch.

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Private SUP Yoga

Enjoy the ancient practice of yoga combined with SUP boarding as we take our favourite yoga routines from the mat and onto the water!

Improve your balance and core strength, whilst challenged by wind and tide. Ideal for individuals, couples, corporate clients, team-building, private groups, hen & stag parties, family gatherings. All levels.

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Hen & Stag Parties

Whatever the occasion there's sure to be a session plan that will meet the needs of your group.

Yoga, meditation, laughter yoga, forest bathing, SUP, beach & holistic treatments offer a wide range of activities ideal for groups and all sort of occasions. If you are looking for a really super event in a really super location, then please get in touch.

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Corporate Team Building

Help increase staff wellbeing and confidence; team morale and commitment.

Increase board room productivity; improve peer and management relationships, with a bespoke package of therapies, yoga, meditation, forest bathing, beach and SUP activities.

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Relax 30-60-90

*Time to Relax and Recharge* with a 30, 60 or 90 day programme.

Relax 30: 1 60-min treatment + 4 x Yin Yoga: £75 (1 month). Relax 60: 2 x 60-min treatment + 8 x Yin Yoga: £165 (2 months). Relax 90: 3 x 60-min treatment + 12 x Yin Yoga: £250 (3 months).

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Energize 30-60-90

*Time to Energize and Motivate* with a 30, 60, 90 day programme.

Energize 30: 1 60-min treatment + 4 x Flow Yoga: £75 (1 month). Energize 60: 2 x 60-min treatment + 8 x Flow Yoga: £165 (2 months). Energize 90: 3 x 60-min treatment + 12 x Flow Yoga: £250 (3 months).

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Relaxation Days

Enjoy a Relaxation & Wellness Day at Merrifield House. Surrounded by lush green fields and picturesque views of Dartmoor. Suitable for business and individuals alike.

Whether your focus is on relaxation or motivation; the perfect package can be tailor made to suit you. Think "fresh juice, yoga, meditation, vegetarian lunch, refreshments". Countryside walks, mini-treatments, other activities also available. No experience required.

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Yoga

Look inside yourself; everything that you want, you already are
Rumi

Whether you wish to calm your mind, restore your body, boost your energy or simply enjoy the great outdoors, there is sure to be a Simply Soulful yoga class, event or retreat, to suit you in Salcombe, Kingsbridge or further afield.

I offer weekly classes including: Hatha Yoga, Flow Yoga, Yin Yoga; and seasonal events including: SUP Yoga, Beach Yoga, Glow in the Dark Yoga, Festive Yoga and more. In person, live Zoom, on-demand, one-to-one's, private groups, workshops, relaxation days, retreats and gift vouchers are also available.

Sessions can be tailored to support pregnant and post-natal yoginis, please contact me to discuss.

 

Introduction to Yoga

Learn to smile on the inside, by taking time out for yourself and your yoga practise. Let go of tension and invite relaxation and empowerment into your body and mind.

I have practised yoga for over 20 years and have been lucky enough to train with Friends of Yoga Society International as a Hatha Yoga Teacher, and additionally with Norman Blair as a Yin Yoga Teacher.

My classes are small and friendly. Gentle movement (flow) is married with breath (pranayama) and postures (asana) to bring about a sense of wellbeing, relaxation and enhanced mind-body connection.

You are welcome to purchase a block of classes (and benefit from a discount) or pay as you go!

Yoga is not about touching your toes. It is about what you learn on the way down

Yoga asana is tailored to suit the individual and use of blocks, belts, bolsters, blankets and eye pillows is encouraged. We might use mudras (hand gestures), bandhas (locks) and mantra (voice) to further enhance our relaxation. This is always optional and you are invited to join in with whatever you wish.

Keeping the qualities of Patanjalis 8-limbs of Yoga, in mind:

  1. Yama (self-restraints) – Ahimsa (non-violence), sataya (thruthfulness)
  2. Niyama (self-study) – Svadhayaya (listen to your body), Isvarapranidhana (surrender and trust)
  3. Asana – postures
  4. Pranayama – breathe control – Open and balance our pranic pathways
  5. Pratyahara – Sense withdrawal (concentration)

The Yamas and Niyamas, remind us to be kind, gentle and honest with ourselves. Listen and trust your body. Be open to any messages that it may wish to tell you. Please let your body and mind guide you in your practise.

The benefits you may receive from your yoga practise include:

  • Increased relaxation, flexibility, weight loss, energy levels, proprioception
  • Stronger muscles and bones
  • Improved posture, balance, lung capacity, heart health, sleep patterns, toxin elimination, joint health and mobility
  • Reduced stress, anxiety, pain, blood pressure, emotional frustration
  • Supports digestive, circulatory, respiratory, nervous and immune systems
  • Enhanced healthy habits, positive thinking, spiritual growth, involvement in own healing, inner wisdom, confidence, self-esteem, self-worth
  • A sense of tranquillity, calmness and positive well-being
  • Greater creativity, clarity of thought and concentration
  • Balance of mind, body and soul

Bespoke Packages & Coastal Retreats

Return Home to Yourself! *** Retreat to South Devon and learn to 'Smile on the Inside' in the beautiful healing space of Merrifield House. I offer private and bespoke retreats and wellness days. Immersive experiences invite you to take time out, step back from daily routines and press the rest button! Individually tailored yoga, meditation, laughter yoga, forest bathing, holistic treatments, and Stand Up Paddle boarding activities suitable for both business and personal clients. Whether your focus is on relaxation and rejuvenation, or motivation and inspiration; the perfect package can be tailor made to suit you.

There are endless options available for anyone seeking a bespoke service. *** EXCLUSIVITY - Book an exclusive one to one package for yourself for the ultimate rest and restore experience. *** DO IT WITH FRIENDS - Design your own personalised event with friends, family or work buddies. Ideal for informal gatherings and team-building events seeking positive impact. *** MAKE A WEEKND OF IT - Look at my calendar of classes and events, see what is available during the dates you wish to visit then check out the accommodation options available at Merrifield House (www.merrifieldhousedevon.co.uk). Add it all together to create your own mini-retreat, at the fraction of the traditional price!

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